Downhill Hostel at the ‘Hoscars’ Awards London 2011

February 6, 2011 Celebrations

And we are off, I love black cabs.  They still feel exotic to me with their reverse opening doors and seats in a ‘U’ shape.  However, the words ‘drinks reception’ still fill me with a certain amount of dread.  Rooms filled with people I don’t know clutching lukewarm wine or beer all trying to look […]

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Downhill House Animated Reconstruction

January 10, 2011 Uncategorized

We found this lovely little piece of work on youtube, it seems to have been commissioned by the National Trust and was done by a freelance animator from Coleraine. The Downhill Estate or ‘Downhill Demense’ including the Mussenden Temple sits atop the cliff neighboring the Downhill Hostel.  The land for the Hostel building originally named […]

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Our Ferry: Magilligan – Greencastle

June 22, 2010 Day Trips

Ferry contact number: 00353 74 93 81901 from NI or 07493 81901 from Eire The Lough Foyle ferry runs between Magilligan Point (the far end of our beach) and Greencastle, Inishowen, County Donegal. A 15 minute drive from Downhill Hostel brings you to Magilligan Point where you can catch the ferry as a foot passenger […]

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Medieval Fair at Mussenden Temple

June 9, 2010 Events

The first Sunday in June the National Trust holds a medieval fair on the grounds of the Mussenden Temple aka the ‘Downhill Demense’. It is a growing celebration of the beginning of summer with costumed knights and maidens, peasants, and crafts-people roaming the grounds around the various demonstrations and stalls. There are demonstrations of falconry, […]

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NITB 2010 Awards Finalists!

June 4, 2010 Celebrations

A fun and fancy night was had by all at Belfast city hall for the Northern Ireland Tourist Board Awards Ceremony. Downhill Hostel was a commended finalist in our category and we had the privilege of being invited guests of Invest NI at one of their tables. As first year entrants we are delighted with […]

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